Moving away from the family home is often a stressful topic for parents of an individual with a developmental disability. As parents age, it may be difficult for them to identify an appropriate living situation from within the family unit. Further, for young adults with developmental disabilities who have experienced full inclusion in school, their expectation is that they too will “move out”, just like their typically developed peers. Recognizing the unique support needs of families at these transitional stages, RSCL provides a range of options to meet the desires of each individual and family.
RSCL has been providing staffed residential care for more than 25 years and is a recognized leader in quality of care in the City of Richmond. Currently operating 7 homes in different Richmond neighbourhoods, RSCL staff create a warm, nurturing environment for the individuals supported. RSCL staffed residential programs ensure that the individuals residing at each home enjoy the opportunity to contribute and participate fully in their community. Each home operates as an “extended family” which includes the individuals supported, their families and support networks, and staff.
Home Share offers individuals and their families an alternative to group home living. The program matches the needs and desires of the individuals with an appropriate residential model. This could include providing supports necessary for an individual or individuals to live independently, or could match the individual with a roommate who can offer companionship and care in a semi-independent setting. In other cases, the individual is matched with a home share provider in a family setting.
Individuals who are looking for residential options outside the family home must be eligible for residential funding though Community Living BC. Visit Richmond’s CLBC website for more details.
We are recruiting Home Share providers on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in becoming a Home Share caregiver, please complete the following application: